Lara's Latest

January 26, 2019

Lara’s Process Creating The Best Furniture Layouts & Floor Plans

Creating an accurate and functional furniture layout and floor plan that suits my client’s needs is the first, and in my opinion, the most important step in good interior design. It’s one of the first classes I took in design school and really enjoy doing! The furniture layout is the roadmap used to base all my furniture, flooring, rugs, lamps, and subsequent accessories selections from.
January 4, 2019

How To Work With A Designer:
Pricing What to Expect & What to Know

Thinking about working with a designer for your home? Good move! Building, renovating, and decorating a home today is expensive, so you want to do it right the first time and avoid costly mistakes. Working with a good, experienced interior designer is a great idea, but it is also expensive.
December 22, 2018

Spotlight: Demystifying the D&D Building

I often get asked…”so what’s the deal with the D&D building?” They want to know if they’re allowed inside the infamous “to the trade only” building in New York City without being escorted by an interior designer or architect. So, here’s the lowdown, not only on access, but on all you need to know about this iconic building. I hope you find it insightful!
December 21, 2018

Countertops 101 Class Lara’s 3 Favorite Kitchen Countertop Materials Plus Bonus Tips!

After renovating and building dozens of kitchens for clients over the past 2 decades, I kinda know a thing or two about countertop materials!
December 20, 2018

Lara’s 10 Step Process for Unique Custom Built-Ins

Designing and building custom built-ins for clients is a huge part of my design business and I absolutely love creating them! When done properly, custom built-ins look fantastic and are amazingly functional. They maximize storage space and help keep thing looking neat and organized. They can blend in seamlessly with the overall design of the room or make an impactful design statement.
December 19, 2018

How to Work With an Interior Designer:
The InterviewWhat to Expect & What to Know, 40 Key Questions to Ask PLUS a Bonus List!

In my opinion, the client-designer interview is the most important step in your home design project because selecting the right interior designer for
December 17, 2018

Spotlight Kravet- A Go To Design Resource

One of my favorite interior design resources and go-to brands for fabrics, wallpapers, trims, and custom furniture is Kravet. They have an amazing selection of these design necessities in every style, color, and price range. Their quality is top notch, customer service fantastic, and the ease of using their website is the best in the business.
December 15, 2018

Fabric 101 Class Cut Velvets & Crushed Chenilles

I had a burning desire to share just how much I love velvet and chenille fabrics, and in particular cut velvets and crushed chenilles….and why I think they are so awesome! (Yes, I’m totally design obsessed lol!)
December 14, 2018

Lara’s Process Perfect Paint Color Selections in 10 Easy Steps

Being the creative creature I am, I tend to obsess over color, and specifically the coordination of colors. In my constant search for the most gorgeous color combos for my client’s homes,
December 13, 2018

How to Work With an Interior Designer:
Trust 5 Key Points to Know for a Great Working Relationship

So you’ve decided to work with an interior designer, good move! That means you already know the benefits of hiring an interior designer….that they will greatly improve your quality of life and enhance your home’s value by updating, upgrading,

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